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We aim to model sustainability innovation across all aspects of campus life. Collective efforts across academia, operations, and individuals—Sustainable Stanford—accelerate university goals and a better future for all.

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Earth Month Events 2024

Looking forward to the 54th anniversary of Earth Month, check out our list of upcoming events to celebrate here on campus.

Featured News & Stories

Upcoming Event

Climate Action Forums

During Earth Week, share your insights and opinions on Stanford's Climate Action Plan and strategies to maximize greenhouse gas mitigation, climate change adaptation and community benefits. Learn about the ongoing initiatives on campus to combat climate change and contribute your feedback on climate goals and targets, community involvement and effective allocation of resources.

Image of Stanford's Climate Registry Platinum Award certificate.

Stanford achieves Climate Registry Platinum

The Climate Registry is a non-profit organization that empowers North American organizations to be climate leaders in measuring and reducing carbon emissions. Stanford earns 2021 Climate Registered Platinum for the fourth year in a row.

Event Recap

Living Lab Summit kicks off Earth Month at Stanford

Stanford operates its own energy, water, and waste systems and is one of the largest residential campuses in the country. Where better to test innovative solutions to sustainability challenges? The summit gathered students, faculty, and staff  to celebrate the ongoing work and collaborations of making Stanford more sustainable.

Program Launch

Stanford launches the Living Lab Fellowship Program for Sustainability

The inaugural program is supporting 16 students working on interdisciplinary projects that directly contribute to the university’s sustainability objectives.

Julie Muir is the manager of zero waste in the Office of Sustainability.
Program Launch

Expanding Waste Sorting Stations Across Campus

As part of improvements to its waste management infrastructure, Stanford is transitioning to shared waste, recycling, and composting stations. Half of the university has made the switch; the second half will make transition in the coming year.


Outstanding Waste Prevention

Stanford has won an award for Outstanding Waste Prevention from the California Resource Recovery Association for the innovative Cardinal Clean Program. Learn more about Cardinal Clean, and how you can use it, at the link below!  

A view inside the Central Energy Facility
New Website

Stanford Energy Systems Innovations (SESI)

SESI powers the university with innovative solutions that result in the most sustainable and efficient use of resources. Check out the new site for more info!

Annual Reflections

Year in Review

Sustainability at Stanford: Year in Review has been released for the 2022-2023 year. Read more about Stanford’s sustainability progress in the last year.

Get the Sustainability Scoop

Stay updated on upcoming sustainability events, staff and student involvement, and opportunities to get involved with sustainability efforts around campus by signing up for the monthly e-newsletter.

Share Your Story

Does your group, department, organization, or dorm have a sustainability success story? Submit it to be highlighted in one of our monthly e-newsletters, the next Sustainability Year in Review, or on social media!

Sustainability Events Around Campus

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